It was a standard Friday night. I had just left my youngest daughter's room and secured a comfy spot on my son's bed (more accurately, a sleepover fort for him and his sister, my oldest). I was two pages...

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It’s been six months since our world turned upside down. We stopped frequenting our favorite stores and restaurants, schools closed, and we were introduced to distance learning. Commutes became a thing of the past. Those first few weeks were a...
Every September 1st, since 2015, I know Facebook will share a certain memory. It is the last picture of my son and me together. My son was born with a congenital heart defect. At age three, he passed away. It's...
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Onward and Upward

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I'm an optimist to a fault. Even through the most challenging days of my life, I can find positivity. I can always see the bright side. I can always see an end to the struggle. My family entered 2020,...
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Forever Loved

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October 15th marks Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day. Sadly many mamas have suffered the loss of a baby due to miscarriage, ectopic pregnancies, stillbirth, or other infant deaths. The loss of these babies is felt, whether it’s marked...
I took a 6-month maternity leave after the births of each of my two children. I was so fortunate to have had that much time off to bond with each child and to adjust to the changes in our...
As a parent, August is always bittersweet. There is the end of summer and all its freedoms and the excitement surrounding a fresh start for the new school year. This year, the anticipation was heavier than usual, as all...
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Meet Erika: That Kind of Mom

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Hi Fairfield County Moms! My name is Erika, and I am super excited to be joining the team. I am an academic mama – a professor of Chemistry and Environmental Studies, and a mother of two kids (a girl...
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Decisions, Decisions

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A quick Google search told me that adults make approximately 35,000 decisions a day. I'm assuming they range from the easy decisions (what time should I set my alarm to wake me up in the morning?) to the more...
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I Bought a Pair of Jeans

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I bought a pair of jeans yesterday. I know it doesn’t sound like much, but I, like so many moms out there, very rarely do anything for myself. Goodness, even taking a shower can be a luxury. I struggle...

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The Best Children’s Boutiques in Fairfield County

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Every time you blink, it seems like your children need new clothes. Many chain stores carry cute items, but there really is something special...